Youth warned not to play Charlie, Charlie Challenge

EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Youth warned not to play Charlie, Charlie Challenge by: Dominica Vibes News – June 1, 2015 Sharing is caring! 149 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Share The Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs in Dominica, Justina Charles has cautioned the youth against playing the Charlie, Charlie Challenge which has been circulating on social media in recent weeks.Mrs Charles openly condemned the challenge in her address to the youth at the tenth annual National Youth Awards organized by the National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD) at the Dominica State College’s auditorium in Stockfarm on Saturday 30 May 2015.Mrs Charles cautioned the youth against playing the Challenge as it is said to be affecting the behavior of those who participate. “Students have been sent home from school at a time when they should be busy preparing or writing their exams,” she said.Last week, the ministries of education in St Lucia and Jamaica banned the game from being played at schools as many students have been hospitalized after playing the Challenge.“I want to speak to you young people to use the social media for positive growth and positive movement, not to distract you or to allow you to reverse in your development,” Mrs Charles urged.The Minister said the Challenge “is serious, it is said to be demonic and I want to admonish you to refrain from participating in this as we openly condemn that activity”. read more